Skip to main content
Back to search
  • Add to playlist

Hymne aux fleurs qui passent : La Déesse des Fleurs

Biennale de la danse 2000 - Director : Picq, Charles

Choreographer(s) : Lin, Lee-Chen (Taiwan, Province of China)

Present in collection(s): Biennale de la danse

Video producer : Maison de la Danse;Biennale de la Danse

Integral video available at Maison de la danse de Lyon

en fr

Hymne aux fleurs qui passent : La Déesse des Fleurs

Biennale de la danse 2000 - Director : Picq, Charles

Choreographer(s) : Lin, Lee-Chen (Taiwan, Province of China)

Present in collection(s): Biennale de la danse

Video producer : Maison de la Danse;Biennale de la Danse

Integral video available at Maison de la danse de Lyon

en fr

Hymne aux fleurs qui passent

Lin Lee-Chen pays homage to the soul of the earth and of nature. This piece praises the great laws of Heaven and Earth, is sings the harmony and first principles that are Yin and Yang. It is a fresco in which the seasons sweep along with them the thousand beings that make up the universe. Yin and Yang no longer oppose, but complement each other and alternate to engendering the profusion of life, life marked by the complementary natures of birth and death, of movement and stillness. Here the choreographer summons up unforgettable ceremonies of an unusual grace.
Behind the title “Anthem to the Fading Flowers – The Flower Goddess” hides a powerful allegory of life and death, inspired by folk costumes, religious rituals and Taiwanese traditions handed down from one generation to the next. The infernal cycle of deaths and rebirths that Buddha learned to escape, as well as consideration of the flow of existence which carries all beings, both human and plant, led Lin Lee-Chen to compose this work as four pictures: Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. She creates an on-stage atmosphere that is both spiritual and sensual, restoring to her ritual practices, trivialized by the wear and tear of time, all their symbolic significance, and with great care and artistry. A psalmody of prayers and invocations addressing the spirit world rhythm the dancers' meticulous rounded movements, in the strict tradition of Chinese opera. The use of multimedia techniques, especially video projection, allows the juxtaposition of spaces and times that at first sight appear separate, in an intense procession which is at the same time both traditional and modern, religious and pagan, artistic and philosophical.

Source: Maison de la Danse de Lyon

Lin, Lee-Chen

Born in Taiwan in 1950, Lin Lee-Chen is a graduate of the Department of Dance at Chinese Culture University. She attracted attention among the artistic circle already during the 1970s as a dance teacher and choreographer at Chang-An Girls’ Junio High School, where a her dance productions - some involving as many as hundred performers - garnered national awards for five consecutive years and had an enormous influence on dance and theater productions in Taiwan. But it was her choreography and performance of « Don't Forget Your Umbrella » in 1978, her first solo production, that gained Lee-Chen Lin widespread critical attention and earned her the reputation of being “an astonishing new talent in Taiwanese performance arts”.

Her subsequent dance pieces and choreographic work on stage and screen only enhanced her reputation. Surprisingly, at the very height of her reputation, she retired from work in order to devote herself fully to her family. However, concerned about the rapid and dramatic decline of Taiwan’s traditional culture and arts in the face of a growing invasion of Western cultural forms, she felt compelled to return to the stage as a choreographer and director of her own company.

With the encouragement and support of many like-minded colleagues and kindred souls, she founded the Legend Lin Dance Theatre in 1995 with the goal of revitalizing and reaffirming Taiwanese culture and identity. « Miroirs de vie » and « Hymne aux Fleurs qui passent », the first fruits of this new mission, echo aspects of traditional Taiwanese rites and celebrate our relationship to the earth and nature’s own ritual cycles.

Following these two pieces, Lin Lee-Chen presents the final work of the series, « Song of Pensive Beholding », in 2009, the result of nine years of germination. This long-awaited piece completes the trilogy of Lin’s tribute to Heaven, Earth, and Man. In « Miroirs de vie », she explores the beauty and sadness of all things and all beings, seen and unseen; in « Hymne aux Fleurs qui passent », she portrays the connection between man and the spirit of nature; and in « Song of Pensive Beholding », the choreographer weaves her original rival myth with a compassionate vision, reflecting on the harm done to our environment and ourselves by human avarice. The interconnectedness of man, the spirits, and the gods permeates all of her work. In Lin’s world, all beings are co-existent, affecting one another.

Source : The Legend Lin Dance Theatre 's website

More information

wougow.myweb.hinet.net

Picq, Charles

Author, filmmaker and video artist Charles Picq (1952-2012) entered working life in the 70s through theatre and photography. A- fter resuming his studies (Maîtrise de Linguistique - Lyon ii, Maîtrise des sciences et Techniques de la Communication - grenoble iii), he then focused on video, first in the field of fine arts at the espace Lyonnais d'art Contemporain (ELAC) and with the group « Frigo », and then in dance.
   On creation of the Maison de la Danse in Lyon in 1980, he was asked to undertake a video documentation project that he has continued ever since. During the ‘80s, a decade marked in France by the explosion of contemporary dance and the development of video, he met numerous artists such as andy Degroat, Dominique Bagouet, Carolyn Carlson, régine Chopinot, susanne Linke, Joëlle Bouvier and regis Obadia, Michel Kelemenis. He worked in the creative field with installations and on-stage video, as well as in television with recorded shows, entertainment and documentaries.

His work with Dominique Bagouet (80-90) was a unique encounter. He documents his creativity, assisting with Le Crawl de Lucien and co-directing with his films Tant Mieux, Tant Mieux and 10 anges. in the 90s he became director of video development for the Maison de la Danse and worked, with the support of guy Darmet and his team, in the growing space of theatre video through several initiatives:
       - He founded a video library of dance films with free public access. This was a first for France. Continuing the video documentation of theatre performances, he organised their management and storage.
       - He promoted the creation of a video-bar and projection room, both dedicated to welcoming school pupils.
       - He started «présentations de saisons» in pictures.
       - He oversaw the DVD publication of Le tour du monde en 80 danses, a pocket video library produced by the Maison de la Danse for the educational sector.

       - He launched the series “scènes d'écran” for television and online. He undertook the video library's digital conversion and created Numeridanse.


His main documentaries are: enchaînement, Planète Bagouet, Montpellier le saut de l'ange, Carolyn Carlson, a woman of many faces, grand ecart, Mama africa, C'est pas facile, Lyon, le pas de deux d'une ville, Le Défilé, Un rêve de cirque.

He has also produced theatre films: Song, Vu d'ici (Carolyn Carlson), Tant Mieux, Tant Mieux, 10 anges, Necesito and So schnell, (Dominique Bagouet), Im bade wannen, Flut and Wandelung (Susanne Linke), Le Cabaret Latin (Karine Saporta), La danse du temps (Régine Chopinot), Nuit Blanche (Abou Lagraa), Le Témoin (Claude Brumachon), Corps est graphique (Käfig), Seule et WMD (Françoise et Dominique Dupuy), La Veillée des abysses (James Thiérrée), Agwa (Mourad Merzouki), Fuenteovejuna (Antonio Gades), Blue Lady revistied (Carolyn Carlson).


Source: Maison de la Danse de Lyon

Legend Lin Dance Theater

Artistic direction: Lee-chen Lin

Creation: 1995

The history of Legend Lin Dance Theatre is very much the story of its artistic director and choreographer Lin Lee-Chen. She founded the repertory company for the purpose of presenting large-scale performance works that reflect the spirit and culture of her native Taiwan. Inspired by local religious rituals and ceremonial rites celebrating the rhythms of nature and our place in it, the artistry of the Legend Lin Dance Theatre blends a lush visual aesthetics with a brilliantly original choreography that gives new meaning to the phrase “poetry in motion.”

A show-stealer at the Festival d’Avignon in 1998, « Miroirs de Vie » was inspired by the Jiao, a Daoist open-air ceremony held during the Ghost Festival in the seventh lunar month, when the angry spirits of the un-cared-for dead are temporarily allowed to return to the world of the living. Having grown up in the harbor town of Keelung, where the Jiao has been practiced for centuries, Lin Lee-Chen was a frequent witness to the power and beauty of this appeasement ceremony, and her « Miroirs de Vie » is an aesthetic tribute to this local cultural tradition.

In its many appearances overseas, the company has won praise from critics and audiences alike. Its « Hymne aux Fleurs qui Passent », which pays tribute to the cycle of the seasons and the complementary principles of Yin and Yang, garnered the Prix du Public at the 9th Biennale de la Danse de Lyon in 2000 and broke attendance records at the Festival de Otoño the following year.

In 2009, Legend Lin Dance Theatre presents the final work of the series, « Song of Pensive Beholding » after nine years. Inspired by watching the eagles at Keelung Harbor, Lin Lee-Chen’s hometown, the choreographer weaves her original tribal myth with a pensive eye, reflecting on the harm done to our environment and ourselves by human avarice. This long-awaited piece completes the trilogy of the choreographer's tribute to Heaven, Earth, and Man, and once again stuns the world stage.

Source: The Legend Lin Dance Theatre 's website

More information

wougow.myweb.hinet.net

Hymne aux fleurs qui passent : La Déesse des Fleurs

Choreography : Lin Lee-Chen

Interpretation : Legend Lin Dance Theater

Set design : Yip Kam-Tin

Original music : Chung Yuyui-Kwong

Lights : Cheng Kuo-Yang

Costumes : Yip Kam-Tim

Settings : Yip Kam-Tin

Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work : Avec le soutien du Conseil National des Affaires Culturelles de Taiwan

Production / Coproduction of the video work : Maison de la Danse
 - Charles Picq, 2000

Duration : 115'

Our videos suggestions
21:26

Le Loup et L'Agneau

Massin, Béatrice (France)

  • Add to playlist
03:03

Life Story

Armitage, Karole (France)

  • Add to playlist
23:05

Effort public

Effort public (Germany)

  • Add to playlist
06:06

Daïté

Alexandre, Yvann (France)

  • Add to playlist
08:33

Végétal [les pierres et le tipi de bois]

Chopinot, Régine (France)

  • Add to playlist
07:48

Végétal [les feuilles]

Chopinot, Régine (France)

  • Add to playlist
13:48

Mes amis [adaptation]

Bagouet, Dominique (France)

  • Add to playlist
05:02

Neige

De Mey, Michèle Anne (Belgium)

  • Add to playlist
02:53

Un fascio di nervi

Montanile, Antonio (France)

  • Add to playlist
02:46

Temps de feu

Tabakov, Sophie (France)

  • Add to playlist
02:31

Fase

De Keersmaeker, Anne Teresa (Belgium)

  • Add to playlist
02:50

Barroco

Duszynski, Dominique (France)

  • Add to playlist
33:31

Une lente introduction

Charmatz, Boris (France)

  • Add to playlist
37:55

Horace Benedict

Chamblas, Dimitri (France)

  • Add to playlist
05:14

herses (une lente introduction)

Charmatz, Boris (France)

  • Add to playlist
04:03

Confit de canard [Tigresse et mouton]

Orlin, Robyn (France)

  • Add to playlist
03:37

Le loup et l'agneau [Traqué]

Massin, Béatrice (France)

  • Add to playlist
02:59

L’amoureuse de Monsieur Muscle

Kelemenis, Michel (France)

  • Add to playlist
02:49

Shéhérazade

King, Alonzo (United States)

  • Add to playlist
03:58

Extasis

Monnier, Mathilde (France)

  • Add to playlist
Our themas suggestions

Les Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis

Exposition virtuelle

Maison de la Danse de Lyon

Les Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis

Exposition virtuelle

Une traversée de l’histoire des Rencontres chorégraphiques internationales de Seine-Saint-Denis, depuis le Concours de Bagnolet jusqu’aujourd’hui.  

Discover
Know more

LATITUDES CONTEMPORAINES

Exposition virtuelle

Numeridanse.tv

LATITUDES CONTEMPORAINES

Exposition virtuelle

Latitudes Contemporaines, festival de la scène contemporaine internationale, se déroule tous les ans au mois de juin sur le territoire dense de la métropole lilloise et frontalier de la région Hauts-de-France. 

Discover
Know more

40 ans de rock et danse

Exposition virtuelle

Maison de la Danse de Lyon

40 ans de rock et danse

Exposition virtuelle

Chic planète, dansons dessus, oh oh oh

Chic planète, dansons dessus, oh oh oh

Chic planète, dansons dessus...

Et mettons-nous tous nus 

> Chanson de l’Affaire Louis Trio (1987)

Discover
Know more

Indian dances

Parcours

Anne Décoret-Ahiha

Indian dances

Parcours

Discover Indian dance through choreographic creations which unveil it, evoke it, revisit it or transform it!

Discover
Know more

Danse et arts numériques

Exposition virtuelle

K. Danse - Jean-Marc Matos

Danse et arts numériques

Exposition virtuelle

Créations de spectacles, performances participatives et installations mêlant danse contemporaine et arts numériques interactifs. Une constante dialectique entre le corps vivant (vécu) et le corps visuel (donné à voir ou virtuel). Une exposition proposée par Jean-Marc Matos, chorégraphe de la compagnie K. Danse.

Discover
Know more

CHRISTIAN & FRANÇOIS BEN AÏM ET L'ÉLAN VITAL - échappées chorégraphiques salvatrices

Exposition virtuelle

Christian et François Ben Aïm

CHRISTIAN & FRANÇOIS BEN AÏM ET L'ÉLAN VITAL - échappées chorégraphiques salvatrices

Exposition virtuelle

Avec cette exposition virtuelle et à travers la démarche du tandem  fraternel, pénétrons dans le monde des BEN AÏM et dans l’univers de leur  dernière pièce : FACÉTIES

Discover
Know more

Write the movement

Webdoc

Julie Charrier

Write the movement

Webdoc

A myriad of methods have been invented for analysing dance and putting it into perspective and for accompanying the ‘tool’ that is essential to its memory, the dancer’s body. This webdoc presents the challenges of movement notation.
Discover
Know more

Strange works

Parcours

Centre national de la danse

Strange works

Parcours

 Unconventional contemporary dance shows which reinvent the rapport to the stage.  

Discover
Know more

Artistic Collaborations

Parcours

Centre national de la Danse

Artistic Collaborations

Parcours

Panorama of different artistic collaborations, from « couples » of choreographers to creations involving musicians or plasticians

Discover
Know more

Meeting with literature

Parcours

Centre national de la danse

Meeting with literature

Parcours

Collaboration between a choreographer and a writer can lead to the emergence of a large number of combinations. If sometimes the choreographer creates his dance around the work of an author, the writer can also choose dance as the subject of his text.

Discover
Know more

Dance and performance

Parcours

Marie-Thérèse Champesme

Dance and performance

Parcours

 Here is a sample of extracts illustrating burlesque figures in Performances.

Discover
Know more

Butoh

Parcours

Olivier Lefebvre

Butoh

Parcours

On 24th May 1959, Tatsumi Hijikata portrayed the character of the "Man" in the first presentation of a play called Kinjiki (Forbidden Colours).
The Ankoku Butoh was born,

Discover
Know more

States of the body

Parcours

Philippe Guisgand

States of the body

Parcours

Explanation of the term « State of the body » when it’s about dance.

Discover
Know more

La Biennale de la danse

Exposition virtuelle

Biennale de la danse

La Biennale de la danse

Exposition virtuelle

La Biennale de la danse est un événement lyonnais que la ville traverse toutes les années paires. Voici l’histoire de cette aventure et un historique de toutes ses éditions.

Discover
Know more

Improvisation

Parcours

Philippe Guisgand

Improvisation

Parcours

 Discovery of improvisation’s specificities in dance. 

Discover
Know more

Dancing bodies

Parcours

Centre national de la danse

Dancing bodies

Parcours

Focus on the variety of bodies offered by contemporary dance and how to show these bodies: from complete nudity to the body completely hidden or covered.

Discover
Know more

Dance and music

Parcours

Anne Décoret-Ahiha

Dance and music

Parcours

The relationship between music and choreographic works varies throught dance history.

Discover
Know more

Vidéo-danses mexicaines

Exposition virtuelle

Centre de Vidéo Danse de Bourgogne

Vidéo-danses mexicaines

Exposition virtuelle

Une sélection de vidéo-danses mexicaines réalisée par le festival AGITE Y SIRVA (https://www.agiteysirva.com/).
 

Discover
Know more

Outdoor dances

Parcours

Julie Charrier

Outdoor dances

Parcours

Stage theater and studio are not the only places of work or performance of a choreographic piece. Sometimes dancers and choreographers dance outside.

Discover
Know more

Rituals

Parcours

Anne Décoret-Ahiha

Rituals

Parcours

Discover how the notion of ritual makes sense in various dances through these extracts.

Discover
Know more
By accessing the website, you acknowledge and accept the use of cookies to assist you in your browsing.
You can block these cookies by modifying the security parameters of your browser or by clicking onthis link.
I accept Learn more